Welcome to Show #41!
Summer is in Austin TX this week, attending World Fantasy Convention, hanging out with many of her favorite scifi and fantasy authors.
This means the boys are left to their own devices. Hoo-boy.
Tim, Jeffrey, and Michael talk some guy stuff in Babylon 5, which pretty much covers motorized and mechanized toys, sexually suggestive scenes, and the fifth season tendency to get Tracy Scoggins in her underwear as often as possible.
Exactly how many cross-media promotions and mentions about Babylon 5 can Tim and Jeff reference? The Drew Carey Show, the Dilbert comics, the list goes on, and they don’t even scratch the surface (how did they not recall all of the mentions by Xander on “Buffy”?). Maybe we should make a list…
Many are the topics touched on by the guys tonight: plot required set destruction and general breakage, SmartPop Books, the depth of B5 technical manuals and blueprints, the randomness of B5 airings the first time around, and an amusing musical interlude.
Listener Feedback: Jarsto submits Babylon Podcast Haikus for our entertainment; Jarsto comments on Londo’s three wives and the possibility that all together, they are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; Iron Eagle has a serious request that we move ahead faster with the episode discussions; Jarsto comments on Show #38, and how the Narns sacrificed themselves to make sure G’Kar got to safety.
Shameless plug: Summer contributed an essay to the essay collection, So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica, now available at your local bookstore and at Amazon.com.
She’s also really hoping to convince the publisher to eventually do a collection on Babylon 5. If you’d be interested in buying one if they did do a B5 collection, let Summer know.
We are still considering doing a separate B5 Fan Tales segment in the future, so send us those favorite anecdotes of yours.
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